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  1. Coffee's Avatar
    That's really good life. I generally plug in around 10pm at night after all day moderate use and it's pretty much drained, so about 16 hours.
    12-06-2012 05:31 PM
  2. esheafer's Avatar
    I'm quite pleased with mine. I'm on Verizon (got the black one). While at first it was only getting about 8 hours, that has completely changed. It has almost been 2 weeks now and I can go about 2 days. I use it moderately for email, browsing, a quick game, messaging, few phone calls, some FB checks. I do actively have 3 email accounts syncing, weather, FB, some games. I leave location and WiFi on ALL the time. See the attached screenshot. It shows battery info at the bottom. You can see the lats time I charged was 2 days ago and I still have 17% left (should last me another hour or so). I typically start charging when the battery is at 10%. I will also attach a screen shot of the battery graph.

    I did selectively follow this advice as well: http://forums.windowscentral.com/htc...ps-htc-8x.html

    Good luck!
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    12-06-2012 06:06 PM
  3. paulsnyder90's Avatar
    I found this interesting.

    I just received my 8x for Verizon today. Battery life was draining pretty fast, even just in stand by. I've already let it drain once today
    and the battery seems a bit better but still draining fast. I don't have any emails synced yet, and all I've installed is Facebook and YouTube. I also have NFC and
    bluetooth off. I also noticed upon first full charge that battery didn't reach 100% (it stayed at 99% - even after I rebooted it)

    I did also download Battery Level for WP8. Just moments ago I noticed that Battery Level told me that I have 61% battery left,
    which is usually represented by the battery icon looking about half full. I also looked in Battery Saver and it also said I was at 60%.
    Yet the battery icon that displayed at the top of my homescreen looked a lot closer to full: like they didn't match up.
    (This information was after the phone had been unplugged from 99% for only 3 hours and a 45 minute phone call)

    Not sure what this could mean about the battery (if anything at all).

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    12-07-2012 12:48 AM
  4. aigi_nr1's Avatar
    Seems there is job for app developers or for Microsoft - make Auto on/off function. I love this on my Bold 9900, set that from 00.00 till 05.00 phone is off and you can save tup to 50% of battery.
    12-07-2012 05:53 AM
  5. anon(730643)'s Avatar
    You know what dude, I'm not even going to try to blow smoke up your backside. I have a Galaxy Nexus(extended battery!)..anytime I used that thing with LTE and the screen on it would eat through the battery..sometimes reaching 50% in 20 minutes. HTX 8X...same uses maybe 10% at most. It's been suprising...so I'd urge to keep trying. I also followed the battery saver guide closely.
    12-07-2012 07:31 PM
  6. Workbook89's Avatar
    I have been conditioning the battery for the past 2 weeks (charge it up, let it run down to single digits, repeat).

    I am a fairly moderate user (surf the web on 4g LTE a couple of times a day... maybe 20 minutes of calls per day... 2 dozen text messages... 50 emails... etc.). I can squeeze out about 30 hours on a single charge.

    I'm happy.
    12-07-2012 08:44 PM
  7. paulsnyder90's Avatar
    You know what dude, I'm not even going to try to blow smoke up your backside. I have a Galaxy Nexus(extended battery!)..anytime I used that thing with LTE and the screen on it would eat through the battery..sometimes reaching 50% in 20 minutes. HTX 8X...same uses maybe 10% at most. It's been suprising...so I'd urge to keep trying. I also followed the battery saver guide closely.
    I don't get 4G at my house though. Just 3G.
    12-07-2012 09:23 PM
  8. ny_yankees's Avatar
    I got my phone thursday, woke up friday morning, completely dead, wont charge, had to return it and order a new one. Crossed my finger the new one will work properly when it comes on Monday
    12-07-2012 09:37 PM
  9. DigitalDK's Avatar
    Where can I find the battery graph? I just started using WP and I have an 8X, I just can't seem to find it... lol.
    12-09-2012 11:42 AM
  10. beachhoppr's Avatar
    You need to install Battery Status from the marketplace
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    12-09-2012 11:49 AM
  11. jgraves4480's Avatar
    All this turn off this, turn off that is bull. I have been on the phone with htc all day. My settings and apps have been the same since day one. Yesterday I recorded video and today my battery has been draining like crazy while idle. Either hardware or software, but htc escalated to the top because I did nothing new except record video. Microsoft needs to let us know what the crap is going on!
    12-09-2012 03:08 PM
  12. Klaric's Avatar
    Just thought I'd chime in to say that I started off getting about 18 hours battery life. I've had the phone about 1.5 weeks now and I'd say I'm now getting an easy 24 hours per charge with moderate usage. I have absolutely no problems with the battery life of my 8X. I mainly use the people hub, make calls, text, watch youtube and surf the web (8X accounts for an easy 50% of my web browsing in a day).
    12-09-2012 06:41 PM
  13. brmiller1976's Avatar
    My AT&T 8X gives me, after four days of ownership, about 16 hours on a charge (with heavy push e-mail and social media). My T-Mo Galaxy S III only did about eight or nine hours on a charge.
    12-09-2012 06:50 PM
  14. Keckpec29's Avatar
    I didnt read this thread, I just wanted to jump in and give my battery status. I have a black 8x from verizon, I put it on a wireless charger every night. I sync facebook, twitter, & gmail. I have plenty of live tiles going. I get great battery life. I can use the gps on maps, take pictures, talk, and browse emails/internet and am usually 49-69% by the evening (im out of bed at around 5am). To me thats great, way better than I thought. Have been using it for about 3 weeks since Nov 15th.
    12-09-2012 08:49 PM
  15. paulsnyder90's Avatar
    I've had my phone since Thursday now and the battery situation hasn't gotten much better for me.

    I will probably lose 5-10% battery life per hour just in stand by (even in full bar 4G signal).

    I may try and factory restart it in a day or two to see if that does anything. If it's not showing any signs of getting better by
    this Thursday I may take it back (to Wal Mart where I purchased it) and try to get a replacement.

    I just feel like this shouldn't have to be an issue. It's totally ruined a lot of my initial excitement for the phone and it's
    kinda sad because I really do like Windows 8! (coming from a Verizon iPhone 4).

    Also, what is HTC's actual warranty for the phone? Or do you have to go through Verizon only? (or Wal-Mart / Best Buy depending on
    where you purchased it)
    12-10-2012 12:54 AM
  16. futurix's Avatar
    My 8X's battery was really bad in the first two days (OK, first day was probably because of all the apps being installed and myself playing with a new toy) - but then battery life was okay and after about a week it got pretty much to a great state. I charge phone every other day, and can leave it over the entire weekend without charge (I use it less during the weekends because I've got no life outside work, duh).

    My settings: pretty much everything is set to ON, except Tap+Send and Bluetooth. I have location and feedback enabled. No Skype. One push e-mail account (GMail set as Exchange server).

    One other thing: since setting up phone I had at least two Attentive Phone updates, so that might have fixed something. Also, first AP update appeared only after about 24 hours of phone usage, even though I know it was already available in general (so it takes a while to get pushed to the phone).
    12-10-2012 01:43 AM
  17. paulsnyder90's Avatar
    My settings: pretty much everything is set to ON, except Tap+Send and Bluetooth. I have location and feedback enabled. No Skype. One push e-mail account (GMail set as Exchange server).
    I have the exact same settings and my battery is quite the opposite. I unplugged my battery 2 hours ago and I'm already down to 66% battery life and all I did was browse twitter and the internet for a bit (and sent a few texts).

    Also, I haven't noticed one Attentive Phone update and I've had the phone for 5 days. :/
    12-10-2012 03:17 PM
  18. Coolknight1968's Avatar
    Disable Attentive phone, read my battery tips in the 8X Forum.
    12-10-2012 03:33 PM
  19. WizeGuyDezignz's Avatar
    Disable Attentive phone, read my battery tips in the 8X Forum.
    Yeah, I was just about to post this. Just untick all of the boxes in the Attentive Phone category. They are mostly just gimmick stuff anyways and my battery life has been great and even better since I turned all of that stuff off.
    12-10-2012 04:00 PM
  20. mikebui's Avatar
    Hi all! i just used 8X for one day...I don't know why it took to long to fully charged battery. How long does it take for charging battery?my iphone 5 just less than 1 hour to fully charged when i plugged into my macbook air
    12-11-2012 08:36 AM
  21. beachhoppr's Avatar
    OK so here are things I have noticed over a few weeks of dealing with the battery issues:
    1. Skype absolutely sucks the battery dry - removed
    2. All the weird tips don't really seem to matter much other than perhaps NFC off
    3. The battery actually does get better over time
    4. Moderate to low use regularly provides 20+ hours of time
    5. Heavy usage can drain the battery in a few hours
    6. The battery "appears" to drain quicker in the first 50% and then slows down in the 2nd 50%. I suspect this is what leads some people to think the battery is draining quick (myself included)
    Last edited by beachhoppr; 12-11-2012 at 09:23 AM.
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    12-11-2012 09:02 AM
  22. SaucePolicy's Avatar
    Hi all! i just used 8X for one day...I don't know why it took to long to fully charged battery. How long does it take for charging battery?my iphone 5 just less than 1 hour to fully charged when i plugged into my macbook air
    I think it depends on how you're charging it. I noticed when charging mine through USB attached to my PC charging was very slow. But when charging plugged in the wall, it was much faster, only taking about 2-3 hours to fully charge. The sticker on the charger cable that came with the phone says typical charge time is 4 hours.
    12-11-2012 11:59 AM
  23. Coolknight1968's Avatar
    The Portico update is a big battery improvement. My phone consumes much less power in lock screen.
    12-11-2012 02:37 PM
  24. fullcircle_bflo's Avatar
    The battery in this device seems fickle. Long charges and short life at first, but gets better with time. I get a full charge in about an hour and a half from completely discharged. Also I seem to be getting better life after a little more than a week with the phone.
    12-11-2012 03:34 PM
  25. Endem's Avatar
    turned off auto uploading of pictures to skydrive, as well as all of the data sent to microsoft and I'm getting pretty good battery life. as satisfied as I can be as a new windows phone user, especially after the Portico update (mostly because of the wifi on lockscreen issue that was moronic).
    12-11-2012 04:27 PM
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